standards

I keep hearing and sometimes argue over specifications, be it a product or design. We have their specific standards or best practices defined. For first-time users and emerging demography, these standards might not hold. I believe in minimalism (thanks to AB & minio) and the “don’t make me think” paradigm. At times we have to […]

Mahant

Vikas was eight years old when his father passed away in a road accident. Born in a lower-middle-class family with no income, his mother ended up working at houses in a nearby colony as a cleaner. She worked hard and, Vikas continued studying at the English medium school. He was among the class toppers. Poverty […]

scar

I was with a few friends over dinner last night. We all were talking about subjects from work-life balance to managing a team. One thing was common: everyone has gone through the battle and has a scar. Life is not easy for anyone: be it an employee, founder, or investor. We are all fighting our […]

unlearn

I finished reading Adam Grant’s: Think Again. The book talks about the power of learning by unlearning, shedding our biases, and seeing people, the world around us more objectively. We live in a society, spend time with people who agree with our view. It is like living in a walled garden with limited knowledge and […]

stereotype

We are living in a divided world. How we see our world, how we react differs from people to people. We all have our ideological alignments. It is like a bubble we have wrapped ourselves. Why do treat humans differently on color, caste, religion, or sex? Is it because we are uneducated or educated irrational […]

Ambition

Ambitions are what defines our journey. People around us have a role to play. It is like a fuel that keeps us going. There are no right or wrong options and, a lot depends on what is our true north. Our world wants us to follow a destined template. It can jeopardize one’s ambition. So […]

limited

We have our limited perspective and opinions, like a frog in a small well, assuming this is how the world is. Seeing an opportunity and world with an opaque lens creates a bias. It makes us less rational. The glass is half empty and half full at the same time. Why do we have to […]

Life

I can write a 100-page book talking to a half dozen folks around me. Most of us are not satisfied with what we have. We seek something better. It seems we are not living our life but a fighter inside a video game. It is like we have endless unmet desires we are chasing and […]